Showing posts with label olive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label olive. Show all posts

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A Neutral Saga

Hello Chicas,

Neutral colors continue to dominate the fashion industry after taking over the fall fashion last year. I'm personally all about wearing bright and loud colors so this time I thought of trying something different and challenged myself to create a look with neutral colors.

So, what are neutral colors?

A color can be considered as a neutral on the basis of how effectively it blends into with other colors. Neutral or universal colors comprise of black, white, grey and brown. Different tints of the above mentioned shades is also referred to as neutrals, like, ivory, cream, tan, camel. Although they may sound dull and boring to many of us, but styling them is the easiest job. Also, one cannot ignore the fact that these colors are so versatile, I mean we can just throw a pair of beige shoes on any outfit as they go with almost every color.

Why neutrals?

  • A neutral outfit can be one's go to to look. They literally go with everything and anything. 
  • One can wear them again and again, unlike other outfits in statement colors which cannot be repeated often.
  • Neutrals are versatile as you can wear them a number of times with other neutral as well as bright colors thereby creating multiple looks.
  • Neutrals are always on trend and can be worn all year round.

How to wear neutrals?

  • For someone who is not yet ready to give into this trend, they may experiment with different shades of colors like navy blue or pale pink which are also neutrals.
  • Neutrals build the foundation of our basic wardrobe. Buying basic tees or trousers in tan or military green is the best way to incorporate them in our daily wear.
  • Neutral accessories are the best investment. They go with most of the outfits and helps to achieve a sleek look. Footwear, belts and handbags in neutrals are classic buys and never go out of style.
  • One can also add a pop of color to a neutral outfit. A red blouse with a white skirt or a tamarind tote with an all black ensemble will break the otherwise monotonous look. 
  • Special attention must be given to the fit and shape. As the color is not the major focus here so, naturally the attention diverts to details like fit. An ill-fitted neutral outfit can make one look sluggish.
How did I wear neutrals?

Coming to my outfit, I chose a pleated maxi skirt in olive which has buttoned sides and an attached buckle belt to it. I was pretty happy with the color and the material of the skirt, but something which totally annoys me about maxi skirts from Forever 21 is their length. They are abnormally long, like even after wearing a pair of 5 inch heels. Anyway, being a petite I am used to this situation so got the skirt customized by a local tailor. I have paired the skirt with a peach floral print top which has a round neckline and bell sleeves. The blue floral motifs on it added a pop to the outfit. Accessory wise, I have again opted for neutral colors, a brown tassel sling and a black choker. Finally, a messy braid and coral lips completed the look.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Laced-up in Military Green!

Hello Chicas, 

How are you all doing? I'm so glad that there is a drop in temperature here in Calcutta since I finally will be able to flaunt my winter wardrobe which I hoarded last month. 

The outfit I'm sharing today entails favorite current trends of mine, the front lace up pattern and the color of the season, military green. From runways to celebrities, the lace up trend is everywhere. The look I'm sporting today is a suede jacket in olive green shade which is on the androgynous side. I have layered it up on an edgy black shift dress. The lace up front of the dress serves as a bold statement to an otherwise basic winter ensemble. As the deep neck lace up front might be too revealing for many of us, now is the best time to embrace this elegant style by layering it up with a trench coat or a casual knit underneath. Also the lace up detailing comes in a variety of styles from leggings to crop tops to shoes (I'm planning to get hold of all of them), so one is bound to find something which will work for them. 

I have accessorized the outfit with a pair of black stilettos which is on the same lines with the criss-cross fashion of the dress and an envelope clutch in rose pink. Vampy oxblood lips and the cat eye shaped bridge sunglass elevated the bold look.

Photo Credits: Jyotika Baijal